News & Events
BY GREG BREINING
John Howe, ’77 DVM, spent two governor-appointed terms on the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, where he has represented veterinarians on regional and state veterinary organizations. He has also served on the board of directors of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). All that in addition to building his own vet practice, teaching gun and archery safety, and serving at his local church.
Since 1951, when the CVM graduated its first class of students, a large photo of each year’s class has been produced and mounted on a wall of the College. As you may have already seen, these photos currently hang in the main hallway of the Veterinary Medical Center. Unfortunately, the class photographs for the years 1971–80 and 1993 were produced with color dyes that faded. The quality of these portraits was very poor, and it became clear that they would soon deteriorate altogether.
With $183,000 in funding from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota faculty are creating an accessible nationwide system for improving poultry disease prevention and preparedness.
The lab of Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, which investigates how and why cancer occurs in both dogs and humans, recently added two new cell lines to Kerafast’s catalog. The partnership between Modiano’s lab and the Boston-based reagent company now includes 13 cell lines. As a result, scientists around the world can easily acquire the U of MN cell lines to further their own canine cancer studies.
Kristin Snyder, a veterinary student at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellows award for $43,000 funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She will use the award to study cancer immunotherapy in the lab of Bruce Walcheck, PhD, for 2018-2019.